Man kills his one month old baby, sets house on fire with Wife inside
Operatives of the Lagos Police Command have arrested a man for allegedly smashing his one-month-old daughter to death.
The suspect, Benedict Anieze, allegedly smashed the baby in a fit of anger at their 5, Pipeline Road, Idimu residence, following a disagreement with his teenage wife, Promise Okon.
He was alleged to have also set their house ablaze with the dead baby and his weeping wife inside.
The timely intervention of neighbours who rushed to rescue the woman, said to have had a C-Section, saved her from being consumed by the inferno.
The woman was subsequently taken to the police station where she narrated what transpired between them and how her husband suddenly smashed their baby before setting fire on their home.
Police sources said the suspect who confessed to the crime, claimed he was possessed by evil spirit to do it.
Confirming the incident, police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the command was treating the matter as a case of murder and arson.
He said: “The suspect has been arrested and would be transferred to the State Criminal and Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, on Tuesday.”